Yet another sweet newborn baby boy! Little Nathan came in for his newborn portrait session in the Culver studio on a beautiful Spring day! He was super relaxed and absolutely adorable. I’d recently received an adorable hat as a “thank you” from Adina’s newborn session and it was perfect to try out on Nathan. I loved his portrait so much, you’ll be seeing a large canvas... Read More

It’s hard to believe that this old barn is now the future studio of Always Happy Life Photography isn’t it? It looked pretty tired when Ed bought our farm in 2007…but now the barn has had a bit of a facelift. It’s looking pretty good now, don’t you think? Special thanks to Ed’s Dad, Bill Furry, for his vision to convert the old barn into something we would love instead... Read More

A few weeks ago, I made a stop in Brooklyn, New York for this adorable little baby girl’s newborn portrait session. Since Adina decided to arrive a month early…we decided to do a two month brand new session for this little sweetie. You may remember her Mom’s maternity session from this summer and her Mom’s guest blog about her pregnancy photos here too. I still consider six... Read More

We’re starting the year off right at Always Happy Life Photography with giving back to the local community. One of the original goals of Always Happy Life was to be part of charitable organizations, so naturally, this made sense to tie Always Happy Life Photography in with giving back as well. For the month of February, I’ve chosen to donate to tonight’s Tri Kappa Plymouth, Indiana... Read More

It’s hard to believe that five years ago tonight, one of the most influential people in my life went to heaven. She was one of the first to ever hold me and I saw her almost every day throughout my entire childhood and as often as possible as an adult. When I lived in Rochester during college and grad school, we had lunch or dinner together at least once a week. She lived a long life…90... Read More

On Thursday morning our lives changed dramatically. Totally unexpected and not exactly what we were planning at all. It was on our “someday” list…you know that list, “Someday, when we are…” I bet you have one too? Well, our someday became today. We had decided on the name a long time ago, for our, “Someday when we have a ____”. We knew when the time was... Read More

“Always happy. Never satisfied.®” Notice anything different??? We can now officially use the ® next to our slogan for Always Happy Life!!! Up until this week, we’ve been a ™ which means we are pending approval. Did you know that? This past Tuesday, we received an official document in the mail from the United States Trademark Office with final approval. Hard to believe this process... Read More

Meet baby boy twins, Ethan and Gavin, who I met for the their newborn portrait session in Buford, Georgia on my last trip to Florida. The great thing about traveling frequently is that I am able to visit so many different areas for sessions. If I know in advance, I’m able to plan for it and book an extra day into our travels. These little guys I’ve known about for months and I was so excited... Read More

Last night Ed and I had a black tie event to attend. It’s an annual party at a friend’s home and since isn’t every day that we get dressed up (Ed calls it “wearing his penguin suit”), I thought I’d share a photo from before we headed out. We had a great time and even went out on the town for a little bit afterwards. Might have been a little too great, since we were... Read More

Sometimes you have a day from H-E-Double-Hockey-Sticks. Today was one of those… Not terrible in a, “Wow, this is going to change my life forever” kind of day, but one that you can only image is the equivalent to the worst Ground Hog Day (you’ve seen the movie…several times I’m sure) scenario you can think of. Yes, today was one of those. Not even holiday related... Read More